BANDLEADER & SINGER
Blake is a singer/songwriter, music producer, and band leader who's played the NYC music scene for over a decade. He has performed his original songs at iconic New York City music venues such as The Bitter End, Rockwood Music Hall, and Bowery Electric.
A self-taught pianist, in 2011 he earned a specialized certification in Music Production from SAE Institute of Technology in NYC and subsequently released his self-produced debut EP Drawn By You in 2013. In the following years, in addition to writing and releasing additional singles, Blake has contributed as a producer, co-writer, and recording engineer on a handful of collaborations with other independent artists.
In addition to his original and collaborative music projects, he has also served as lead vocalist in a variety of stage shows and revues for global entertainment institutions such as Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, MGM Resorts National Harbor, Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Blake is a skilled vocalist in a wide variety of musical genres from Disco/Funk to R&B, Latin to jazz standards... all the way to '90s/00s pop, country ballads, and even Broadway showtunes. He has entertained thousands of audience members across the U.S. and abroad, and he is a polished, energetic, and engaging performer.
HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO
At Simone Band, Blake is an extraordinary bandleader with a keen ear for keeping the musical energy ELEVATED so the dance floor stays packed all night long. He has contributed his skills as musician to cater to many of our client's special music requests, often producing unique, memorable arrangements for their First Dance. With the ability to sing in English, Spanish, and occasionally even Polish, Blake is definitely the bandleader you need on stage during the party of your life!